Friday, June 4, 2010

Hop Hop Fridays

Fridays are for blog hopping, hosted by the wonderful Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. We take to the blogosphere on literary bicycles, tricycles, pogo sticks, june buggies, broomsticks, match cars, coaches, and pumpkins.

It summons the romantic Victorian notion of "calling" complete with silver trays, small, crested cards, and large black front doors. You ring the bell and the door swings open. You are shown through to the library. Your host will be with you in a moment if you would care to wait. Books to the ceiling. You get a sense of what your host reads, thinks, likes. You take in the family portraits, the smell of meringues baking in the kitchen, the fox hound lying on the rug, the sound of children running in the garden.

But you are in a hurry and cannot wait and so leave a brief note. You write a message flavored with all that you know of your generous host. A finger print. A wave. Goodbye I must be going, I have so many calls to make today...


  1. I wanted to make sure and answer your question about Austenland being appropriate for a 9th grader, I'm not really sure about that. There is some sex (not graphic, but it is there) it just depends how you feel about letting the student read that :)

  2. Don't forget unicycles for the well-balanced! Hi, Priya, I am new to your blog via the hop. :)

  3. Let's do the Hop! My Hop is here.

    I hope you are having a fun filled Friday. :)

    From the Shadows

  4. Hi Priya! We had horrible storms last night so I slept in to 9am today, not I'm feeling so very far behind on today's to do list.

    Thank you so much for your kind words the other day - they mean the world to me.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Mari

  5. allison, thank you for popping over to answer that question. so sweet of you!

    suko, yes! unicycles are key!

    ej, welcome!

    mari, good luck on your to do list! we lost power until just now so i am feeling behind as well. but we have the whole day to catch up!

  6. Priya, a friend of mine just finished his first novel and has put out the word for any advice regarding agents or publishers. If you think you might be able to give him any words of wisdom, would you please email me (hudsonsmom at hotmail dot com) and I will put you in contact with him--thank you!

  7. A wonderful nostalgic post though you forgot to mention the butler answering the large black front door.

  8. Howdy, just hopping by to see what is new on your blog. (I'm already a follower.)

    my link:

  9. Hi, I'm here on the hop. I notice I've read a lot of the books on your recent reading list. I'm a historical fiction fan, and recently started a blog reviewing just historical fiction for kids and teens. Come check it out!

    P.S. Have you read Abundance? It's a great novel masquerading as Marie Antoinette's diary from the time she arrives in France until the very end. It's terrific historical fiction!

    Do kids still like The Scarlet Pimpernel? I loved that when I was in high school! (many years ago...)

  10. Hey! Just stopped by from the Hop! Is it not amazing how many bloggers do this each week? This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 2, so starting with #22 and every entry # ending in 2 will receive a visit from me.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com


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